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Gregg Popovich’s Classic Game 7 Pregame Press Conference

Gregg Popovich’s Classic Game 7 Pregame Press Conference

dimemag.com Updated Jun 20, 2013
Didn’t we tell you that Gregg Popovich was a comedic genius? Check him out here as the Spurs coach finally had some fun in the pregame press conference before Game 7. What do you think? Follow Dime on Twitter at @DimeMag. Become a fan of Dime Magazine o…
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  • Mario Chalmers beats third-quarter buzzer with 3-point bank sho…

    Mario Chalmers beats third-quarter buzzer with 3-point bank shot in NBA Finals Game 7 (Video)

    yahoo.com Jun 20, 2013
    After San Antonio Spurs guard Manu Ginobili broke down the Miami Heat defense off the dribble, weaved to his left and made a lovely layup to put his team ahead 71-69, just 5.2 seconds remained in the third quarter of Game 7 of the 2013 NBA Finals.Well, …
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  • Gregg Popovich's Brevity: A Video Montage Of His Best Interview…

    Gregg Popovich's Brevity: A Video Montage Of His Best Interview Moments

    deadspin.com Jun 20, 2013
    Spurs coach Gregg Popovich has a prickliness that's been nearly as prominent an NBA storyline this season as his team's trip to the Finals. It makes him somewhat endearing, too.Read more...
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  • Heat-Spurs NBA Finals Game 7: 7 big questions

    Heat-Spurs NBA Finals Game 7: 7 big questions

    yahoo.com Jun 20, 2013
    LeBron James says he and his Miami Heat are ready for what's probably the biggest game of his life. Tim Duncan says he and his San Antonio Spurs are "ready to rock" and resume the pursuit of his fifth NBA championship after a gutwrenching defe…
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  • 2013 NBA Finals: San Antonio Spurs-Miami Heat Game 7 outlook

    2013 NBA Finals: San Antonio Spurs-Miami Heat Game 7 outlook

    ESPN.com Jun 19, 2013
    Who wins Game 7 and the NBA title? J.A. Adande and Israel Gutierrez weigh in.
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  • Game 7 between Heat and Spurs is the perfect farewell gift for …

    Game 7 between Heat and Spurs is the perfect farewell gift for NBA Commissioner David Stern 

    nydailynews.com Jun 20, 2013
    David Stern never met an NBA Finals he didn't absolutely love, but as he presided over the final game of his last championship series on Thursday night, he really had to enjoy Miami-San Antonio as much as any series during his reign.
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  • Who’s Better: Roy Hibbert Or Marc Gasol?

    Who’s Better: Roy Hibbert Or Marc Gasol?

    dimemag.com Jun 20, 2013
    Normally, if you asked this question, people would smirk. Or laugh. Or chuckle. Or call you an idiot. After winning this year’s Defensive Player of the Year award, as well as the unofficial title as the bloggers’ favorite basketball player, Marc Gasol i…
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  • Ray Allen: “Get Those Motherf***ing Ropes Out of Here!”

    Ray Allen: “Get Those Motherf***ing Ropes Out of Here!”

    dimemag.com Jun 20, 2013
    Fired up for Game 7 tonight?? You damn well should be. After Ray Allen knocked down that massively clutch three in Game 6, we thought we caught him saying something to the security and arena staff guys who had the court lined with yellow ropes for what …
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  • No matter the winner, NBA Finals worthy of appreciation

    No matter the winner, NBA Finals worthy of appreciation

    CNNSI.com Jun 20, 2013
    A cascade of opinions will follow Game 7 of the NBA Finals. What no one can debate, however, is how great the duel between the Heat and Spurs has been, writes Phil Taylor.
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  • Everything Matters: How to Understand (and Enjoy) Game 7 of the…

    Everything Matters: How to Understand (and Enjoy) Game 7 of the NBA Finals

    grantland.com Jun 20, 2013
    If you'll allow a mini-rant: The widespread use of the word choke on Wednesday irritated me. The Spurs choked, according to some talking heads and...
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  • Video - Rough Shape 07:21

    Rough Shape

    Jun 20
    Ethan Sherwood Strauss predicts a Heat win, Graydon Gordian says Spurs. But there's a lot we don't know, like the true state of the players' health.
  • Video - Legacy Impact To LeBron, Duncan 02:50

    Legacy Impact To LeBron, Duncan

    Jun 20
    Stephen A. Smith discusses the impact a win in Game 7 would have on the legacies of LeBron James and Tim Duncan.
  • Video - Who will be Champs? 05:04

    Who will be Champs?

    Jun 20
    J.A. Adande and Israel Gutierrez set the stage for the ultimate season finale between the Spurs and the Heat.
  • Video - Predicting Game 7's Winner 05:28

    Predicting Game 7's Winner

    Jun 20
    Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless make their picks for Game 7 of the NBA Finals.

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